Since the start of Obama's presidential campaign, Obama has been getting donations from all over the U.S. The donations come from people who feel that he can make a change in the U.S. and from people who believe in his ideals. The average contribution the campaign gets from people's donations is under $100. These donations have been becoming increasingly large over the progress of his presidential campaigning. In August, Obama's campaigning led him to raise $65 million in pure donations. In September, he raised $150 million in donations. This set a new record on how much a campaign can raise. 632,000 new supporters gave money to the campaign. More than 3 million donors have given money to the campaign.
Even though the campaign has raised a ton of money, David Plouffe, Obama's campaign manager, told Obama's supporters that they still need more money to defeat McCain's campaign. Since McCain's campaign has been attacking them with ads, they need all the help they can get. Obama's campaign also needs the money to campaign in West Virginia, North Dakota and Georgia. They don't want to regret anything so they are doing all they can to help Obama reach the top!